Category Archives: Free Tutorials

Design 3D CX 8 for Mac – Overview

Getting Started Series
Overview Video
Design 3D CX 8 for Mac

Design 3D CX 8 for Mac gives you easy to use, accessible power. Now 64 bit, Design 3D gives you more power, more speed, access to more memory for larger files, LiveRay, global soft shadows, HDR Light Studio support, and much, much more.

This video is part of the Getting Started series, and can also be accessed using the Design 3D CX 8 “Help” menu.

Learn more about Design 3D CX 8 on the Strata.com product page.
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Beginner’s First Project in Design 3D CX 8

Getting Started Series
First Project
Design 3D CX 8 for Mac

This supplement bottle project will show you how to import Adobe Illustrator artwork, turn it into a three-dimensional model, apply a label to the bottle, and setup a hero shot to create a final rendering. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of the user interface and how to work in 3D space.

These videos are part of the Getting Started series, and can also be accessed using the Design 3D CX 8 “Help” menu.

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Fundamentals of Design 3D CX 8

Getting Started Series
Fundamentals of
Design 3D CX 8 for Mac

This series of videos provides the fundamentals for new users – or users who just need a refresher. The basics are covered, including some features that are new to version 8.

These videos are part of the Getting Started series, and can also be accessed using the Design 3D CX 8 “Help” menu.

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Model Size Reduction Strategies

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Reducing the complexity of your model can be important – whether the number of objects, the polygon count, the texture size, or any combination of these. Smaller, more efficient models can improve rendering times and allow you to use the model in real-time display (such as augmented reality, web display, iBooks illustrations, etc.) and even for 3D printing.Read More…

7.5 Feature Demonstration: UV Unwrap (Conform)

This Design 3D 7.5 UV mapping tutorial demonstrates the use of the new Conform (unwrap) function using a package design type object. The new Conform function is based on a technology called Least Square Conformal Mapping.

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